Obtaining DLL-specific version information


Most Windows Shell and common controls DLLs implement DllGetVersion function. It allows applications to obtain DLL-specific version information to make sure that required functionality in a DLL is implemented. The Windows API support class

is used to handle Windows API structures.

VFP implementation of GetZipComment and GetZipFilesList for ZIP acrchives


VFP class below allows retrieval of a ZIP file comment or a list/count of files in the ZIP archive. It uses VFP low level file functions (LLFF) to directly read the ZIP file.

FoxRockX - new magazine dedicated to FoxPro


FoxTalk magazine has been taken over by DFPUG on 1st March 2008 and renamed to FoxRockX. The new editor is Rainer Becker. The first issue is in print. The magazine will be published bimonthly online/hard copy with 24 content pages plus maybe advertising or sponsored articles.

Generate GUID

UDF below generates 128-bit GUID and returns it as a string in the format 'xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx'.


Creating directory preserving name case


Counting lines in an ASCII file


There is more than one way to count lines in an ASCII file.

How to check if variable is Integer


FoxPro doesn't provide a direct way to check if variable is integer or how many digits it has after decimal point but it can be accomplished using PADL() function.

Copy PRG contents to Clipboard

In VFP 9.0 PRG contents will be copied to clipboard in RTF format as well, if there's no 'X' in the _Vfp.EditorOptions.

The code uses Editor functions from Foxtools.fll. See George Tasker's Extended Foxtools Help Download #9333 on UT

for more info.

File operations with Progressbar

It's based on the late Ed Rauh's code around SHFileOperation Win API and requires his Heap allocation class. It supports wild cards and shows standard Windows progress bar.

Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Sedna Add-Ons released


Visual FoxPro 9.0 Sedna is available for download on MSDN. Sedna is a collection of libraries, samples and add-ons to Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2.